Specialty Contact Lens Fitting
Contact lenses, with proper hygiene, can be a great substitute for glasses and can be a satisfactory way to correct your vision. Due to recent advances in contact lens technology, there are more options for those needing speciality fittings; for example, scleral lenses, keratoconus fittings*, or medically necessary contact lenses. No matter your prescription or condition, there are contact lenses for you. Our doctors recommend an annual contact lens evaluation to ensure the health and safety of your cornea. We will check the proper fit, correct prescription, educate and prevent any problems that may arise from wearing contacts as they are essentially a foreign body in your eye. Our priority is your eye health.
Keratoconus is a thinning disorder of the cornea into a cone-like bulge from a spherical shape. Due to the possible subtle and unpredictable changes to the cornea, frequent visits may be necessary.
rigid gas permeable (RGP)
RGP lenses or oxygen permeable lenses are made of a durable plastic that transmits oxygen. These lenses are created to allow oxygen to pass directly through them to keep the cornea healthy. RGP lenses are made from firm plastic material that allows them to retain their shape when blinking, which provides sharper vision. These lenses are able to be custom designed for patients with varying corneal shapes allowing for them to be easily cared for.
Soft contact lenses
Provide less visual clarity than RGP but can improve comfort and duration of use.
Scleral Contact lenses
For patients with severe KC or have strain using GP lenses can benefit from scleral contact lenses. They are GP lenses with a larger diameter, designed to rest on the sclera of the eye.